NFL Links: Packers' offense forced to change

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 10:55 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012

The Packers’ inabilities to protect Aaron Rodgers are forcing the team to make changes in offensive strategy and playcalling.

No matter how essential Drew Brees is to the ultimate success of the Saints, a New Orleans columnist says the blame for Thursday’s loss to Atlanta must be placed entirely on his shoulders.

Having already faced Robert Griffin III, the Giants’ defenders are better acquainted with the rookie QB’s abilities, but that’s not making them sleep any easier.

A San Diego writer is all for the firing of head coach Norv Turner but thinks it’s in the Chargers’ best interests to keep GM A.J. Smith.

Despite the team’s defensive improvement, the Bills’ offensive red-zone struggles have proven fatal in recent weeks.

As fines are piling up against players who have hit Andrew Luck in the helmet this season, a columnist in Indianapolis says Luck had better get used to it.

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012

In the midst of yet another lost season in Oakland, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen says the team may give QB Terrelle Pryor a chance to show how he can perform in live game action.

A Seattle columnist says the suspensions facing Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner for alleged positive tests for a performance-enhancing substance create doubt about “the integrity of their greatness” as a cornerback duo.

Tom Brady may be 35, but he’s playing at the highest level of his career right now, according to a Boston writer.

Former Eagles Pro Bowler Troy Vincent says the team’s struggles are rooted in a lack of leadership.

The Rams’ improving health on the offensive line is paying dividends in the run game.

A columnist in San Diego breaks down the already infamous 4th-and-29 conversion that the Chargers allowed against the Ravens in Week 12.

Monday, Nov. 26, 2012

A columnist in New York explores the contrast between the city’s two football franchises, suggesting that the Giants’ professionalism and leadership makes the Jets’ “competitive decay” all the more demoralizing.

Amid the swirling rumors that Oregon coach Chip Kelly could move to the NFL, a writer in Los Angeles breaks down how Kelly’s up-tempo offense would fare at the professional level.

Ronde Barber says Sunday’s matchup against Peyton Manning in Denver will say a lot about the progress the Bucs’ secondary is making.

A writer in Green Bay says the Packers need to quickly forget Sunday night’s 38-10 loss to the Giants — the second-largest margin of defeat in Mike McCarthy’s tenure — if they hope to remain a contender.

The Falcons’ run defense made a big statement against the Buccaneers on Sunday, in large part thanks to the return of OLB Sean Weatherspoon.

An Indianapolis reporter takes a detailed look at how Colts rookie WR T.Y. Hilton created two big touchdowns against the Bills on Sunday.